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Thinking About Adopting the Neighborhood Stray Cat? We Asked a Vet For Advice!

British Shorthair cat lying on the gray chair. Copy-space
British Shorthair cat lying on the gray chair. Copy-space

As someone who has taken in five stray cats over the last decade, I’m aware of how deeply rewarding the process can be. Although adopting a wayward kitty might seem like a tall order at first, people are often surprised at just how quickly they assimilate in their new surroundings. Currently, approximately 3.2 million cats in the United States need forever homes, which means there’s no shortage of four-legged friends to love.

Obviously, families who are considering taking in the neighborhood stray should be certain it’s not someone else’s pet first.

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Is it OK to feed stray cats during the coronavirus crisis?

<span class="caption">A cat basks in the New Jersey sunshine amid coronavirus lockdown.</span> <span class="attribution"><a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/stray-cat-sleeps-on-the-boardwalk-steps-as-a-pedestrian-news-photo/1212177480?adppopup=true" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mark Makela/Getty Image">Mark Makela/Getty Image</a></span>
A cat basks in the New Jersey sunshine amid coronavirus lockdown. Mark Makela/Getty Image

A lot of people are facing ethical decisions about their daily life as a result of the coronavirus. Ethicist Lee McIntyre has stepped in to help provide advice over the moral dilemmas we face. If you have a question you’d like a philosopher to answer, send it to us at us-ethicalquestions@theconversation.com

I take care of stray cats outside by giving them food. At the moment, they may have more difficulty finding food as the restaurants and cafes are closed. I don’t know if I have COVID-19

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